Calidris minutilla


Common Names: Least sandpiper
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies

The smallest shorebird. This species has greenish legs and a short thin dark bill. Breeding adults are brown with dark brown streaks on top and white underneath. They have a light line above the eye and a dark crown and yellow legs. In winter, Least Sandpipers are grey above. The juveniles are brightly patterned above with rufous colouration and white mantle stripes.

In Connecticut they are typically found feeding on shorelines and mudflats, however they have been spotted further inland near bodies of water as well.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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